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Web designer? Awesome here are some good apps for you.

For your own sake I hope you know some of them by know, but if you are just starting will definitely come in handy. What the font and Pallets are very good apps for designers but I think there is more than that to it so here’s a round up.

When it comes to web design, there are apps for nearly everything, from helping create color schemes to managing your busy schedule.

Apps for Web designers



Ego for iPhone

Ego for iPhone

$1.99
by By Garrett Murray
     
588 Ratings
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Ego gives you one centraland lovelylocation to check web statistics that matter to you. With support for Ember, Feedburner, Google Analytics, Mint, Squarespace, Tumblr, Twitter and Vimeo, you can quickly view the number of visits to your website (including daily, hourly and monthly numbers), feed subscription totals and changes, how many people are following you on Twitter and more.

No more visiting a bunch of websites, logging in and out, all that nonsense. Ego supports as many widgets of each type as you want, so you can check all your stuff in one go.

Ego reviews

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Useful (by IssaccassI)
I use it to monitor all my Analytics, Twitter, Tumblr and FeedBurner accounts. It works great and the developer is quick in fixing any bugs that come up, like the Twitter problem that was happening a little while ago.

It would be nice if support for more services were added. I would really like to see support for bit.ly and Facebook Insights particularly.
     
Nice App! (by bAd DeTeCtIvE)
Like having all this info at my fingertips. Even if it’s not fully loaded with Analytics. Can’t wait for the Flickr update. Would love to see a Facebook Fan page stat too!
Palettes Pro for iPhone

Palettes Pro for iPhone

$5.99
by By Rick Maddy
     
72 Ratings
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Palettes Pro is a powerful productivity tool for creating and maintaining color palettes. Great for creating color schemes. Now you can create a color palette anywhere at anytime. Grab colors from a photograph, a website, or add colors using any one of 5 color models. Quickly find matching colors with support for many different color schemes. You may create and store any number of palettes.

NOTE: New users may wish to download the free version of Palettes. That version can be upgraded to a Basic level or this Pro level directly from within the application.

Key features include:

Single universal application works on all your iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Quickly create a color palette from a web site, image, camera, or color scheme.
Import/Export palettes from/to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks, GIMP, Paintshop Pro, and OS X Color Chooser.
Import/Export palettes via email. Team development made easy with one click import.
Backup and restore your Palettes data directly to/from your own computer.
Import and export palette files directly to/from your own computer.
Email color palettes to friends and co-workers.
Pick colors from:
RGB, HSV (HSB), HSL, CMYK, or Gray scale sliders
Standard colors lists (SVG, Web Safe, HTML, Java, Apple) or other palettes.
A website URL (webpage, image, CSS file, 3rd party palette file).
An image or camera.
Any valid CSS3 color representation.
Create colors via:
Color blending using 1 of 4 color models.
Color schemes (monochromatic, analogous, triadic, complementary, split complementary).
Review color information:
Details (integer, hex, percent, decimal, CSS).

Palettes Pro reviews

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Best Color App Around (by William Newhouse)
I reviewed all of the other apps available for the iPod Touch/iPhone and found this one to be far superior to the others. The developer has done an amazing job in providing a very functional and versatile tool at an extremely reasonable price.I’d like to suggest the ability to load in full Pantone color catalogs. I also concur with an earlier reviewer’s request that we be given the ability to both remove the borders as well as define a unique background color.Once again, fantastic job!
WhatTheFont for iPhone

WhatTheFont for iPhone

free app
by By MyFonts
     
5608 Ratings
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Identify the fonts in a photo or web graphic!

Ever seen a great font in a magazine ad, poster, or on the web and wondered what font it is? Whip out your iPhone and snap a photo, and WhatTheFont will identify that font in seconds!

Instant gratification

WhatTheFont for iPhone connects directly to MyFonts’ acclaimed WhatTheFont font identification service, which has been helping customers pinpoint mystery fonts at the MyFonts.com web site for 10 years. It works via Wi-Fi or the mobile phone network, so you can get your font fix right there on the spot.

Equal opportunity

iPod touch users you may not have a camera, but you can still get in on the action! WhatTheFont for iPhone will identify fonts in images saved from apps such as Safari and Mail.

Features

* Snap a photo right within the app
* Choose saved photos from the Photo Library
* In-phone image processing optimizes upload for speed and accuracy
* View font details within the app
* Send e-mail summaries of search results, complete with font previews

WhatTheFont reviews

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It works (by Stan Kaufman)
I had trouble at first but after reading CONCERNEDPARENT’s review I got it. Basically: shoot portrait mode, keep it simple (I used only one word with distinctive letters), hold phone steady. The new version allows you to draw an outline around the word/letters so you don’t have to crop.
     
Fantastic app (by jbresner)
A great idea for identifying fonts on the go. I’ve always found the WhatTheFont site an invaluable resource and this is another useful app for the designer’s toolbox.

And for those folks looking for free fonts, please just stick to Comic Sans.
ZeptoPad 3.0 Vector Based Drawing software for iPhone

ZeptoPad 3.0 Vector Based Drawing software for iPhone

$19.99
by By Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc.
     
89 Ratings
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ZeptoPad3.0 is a note & whiteboard application with which you can draw vector images.
In addition to handwriting, more drawing tools are in this version, such as rectangles, circles, arrows, and connectors. OpenGL is newly utilized for higher processing speed.

Also, your worksheet can be saved and classified in folders.

P2P (Share On P2P), the new feature of iPhone OS 3.0, enables you to share your worksheet with other ZeptoPad on iPhone without WiFi access.

Slide Show mode is one of new features of ZeptoPad 3.0. By the mode, your iPhone will transform into a Web server. Mac/PC can access it and display ZeptoPad’s worksheet on the screen of them.

Furthermore, up to three worksheet can be manipulated at the same time by only one iPhone.
For more detail and how to use, please refer to our video clip.

ZeptoPad 3.0 Vector Based Drawing software reviews

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Amazing design. Opens up possibilities. (by Alex Quinn)
The flexibility, smooth design, and snappy response of ZeptoPad are better than any of the other 12 drawing/diagramming programs I’ve tried. With ZeptoPad, I can draw, type, resize, rotate, copy, cut, paste, and incorporate photos in a meaningful way. Furthermore, the new web-based real-time viewer makes this a nice tool for when I’m in a meeting with 5-6 other people and I want to draw something so that everyone can see.If you try it, be sure to look at the web page where it describes some of the gestures. It’s all pretty straight-forward, but there were a few things that I didn’t get until I saw the web page. They’re brief and well illustrated, so I could get all I needed from the iPhone in a couple minutes.There are plenty of new things that could be added to the app to make it even better, but what they have is stable, usable, snappy, and well-designed. My hat goes off to the creators.
FTP On The Go for iPhone

FTP On The Go for iPhone

$6.99
by By Headlight Software, Inc.
     
758 Ratings
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An FTP client for the iPhone and iPod touch. All the features of a desktop FTP client and more; a very powerful app.
With FTP On The Go, you can fix your website, and view files on your FTP server, from anywhere.

Out of the office and need to edit a file? Need to view the latest document on the server? Have to upload new photos when on location and don’t have an Internet connection on your laptop? FTP On The Go can do them all, and more.

Featured in Apple’s “iPhone in Business” Apps!
Chosen by InformationWeek as one of “10 Great iPhone Apps For Your Business”


Main Features…only a partial list!
Browse, upload, and download from your FTP server.
Download, edit a text file with the built-in editor, and re-upload your changes.
A built in web browser lets you see your changes without leaving FTP On The Go.
Find/Replace and Go To Line Number in the editor to make fixes fast.

Documents and Files:
Store files on your iPhone or iPod touch to view, edit, email, or share.
Download to your stored files from either an FTP server, or from a website.
Wirelessly share access to the stored files; connect from a computer (or another iPhone) using either just a web browser, or an FTP client.
Unzip files within the app, or make new ZIP archives too.
Import files from your Email and any other app that support exporting.
View documents and files right within the app. Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Numbers/Pages/PDF documents; log files; images; watch videos; play sounds/music.
Upload pictures and videos from your photo library, or take a picture or video with the camera right within FTP On The Go*. Images can be resized when you upload too.

And More:
All the usual file management commands: rename, delete, and move files.
Bookmarks make it easy to organize and visit all your sites.
Image editor lets you resize, crop and add captions to your pictures.
A master password can be set for FTP On The Go to protect your valuable server login information.
It automatically uses FTPS for safe logins if supported by the server.
Advanced FTP features, like compression for data transfers, are fully supported.
Use CHMOD to adjust the permissions of the file on your server.


There are several videos on www.FTPOnTheGo.com that demonstrate features and benefits

* Not all features are available on all devices; for example a camera is needed to take photos and videos.

FTP On The Go reviews

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Avoid this disaster! (by blv100)
This app doesn’t work at all, instead of saving a small edit and uploading the page, it deleted it completely and a blank page showed up. Had to go to the office at 3 am to fix the error. Won’t ever use it again, spent your money elsewhere.
     
Good work tool with a few quirks (by Humptybump)
The basics of FTP are there and if you rely on your iPhone as a work tool, this is a good App to have.

That said, it has quirks. Even after having the App for many months, each time I launch it, I have to hunt for how to upload or downoad+edit+upload. The UI and naming of things are not intuitive.

Quirks aside, it has very good security settings. I like that it let’s me set a master passcode to protect the app.

Definitely worth the money. "when you need a wrench, you need wrench". This is a good tool to have in the toolbox.

FYI – The new "direct access to the camera roll" is not intuitive to find the first time – the app calls it "Photo Library" It also has some sort of bug – likely it does not support the fact the camera roll can hold images larger than what the native camera creates (eg images created by image editing apps). This means FTP-On-The-GO can’t access *any* of the images. It just sits there.
Web Source Viewer for iPhone

Web Source Viewer for iPhone

free app
by By Toshiharu Kasahara Array Ratings
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Very simple app – just displays web source like HTML by entering URL you want to see.
This app is for web developers.
compatible with iPhone OS 3.0

Web Source Viewer reviews

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Great app!! (by Bingo16)
And it’s free!
     
No false advertising here! (by Mr. Dee Dee Dee)
Says what it does and does what it says. Like the other two said before, web viewing and editing would be nice. But other than that I dig it!
Dexigner for iPhone

Dexigner for iPhone

free app
by By Dexigner
     
562 Ratings
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Dexigner is an app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that delivers latest design news, events, exhibitions, conferences, and design competitions.

Around Me acquires your location and shows a complete list of all the design related places – designers, museums, organizations, design studios, etc, along with their distance. Or you can query another location, one that you’re planning to travel, with the ‘Around There’ tab. View the listings’ contact information, display its location on a map, or call directly from your iPhone.

Dexigner covers industrial design, illustration, graphic design, fashion, architecture, interior design, animation, and art.

Features:
- Stay on top of design news and keep up on design trends /with push notifications (badge updates)
- Design events, exhibitions, conferences, lectures, workshops
- Design competitions and awards
- Design related places & people around you; designers, studios, galleries, museums and more!
- Access to the Design Directory, largest international design database
- Post to Twitter, Share on Facebook or email
- iOS 4 Multitasking support
- iPhone/iPad Universal app

Reviews:
- “Great hub for young designers who want to get plugged into the art community or the whereabouts of their city.”
- “I definitely recommend this to designers of all fields. One of the best apps in terms of performance and usability.”
- “Probably the best design app. out there, from creative news to studios in your area – it’s got you covered. Not to mention it looks great.”
- “An extremely useful app that I have passed on to my students too. Keeps you totally up to date on everything ‘Design’. Brilliant”
- “Definitely one of the most complete apps ever built for the iPhone. Great design and interface, regular news feed updates, clever arranging of features and content focused. Great tool for designers!”

Dexigner reviews

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Nice design. Useful (by Nathan Singleton)
The app has a simple, yet nice look. It’s easy to use and has good info. I recommend it for designers looking to stay up on things.
     
Great way to keep informed (by K.Haas)
I really like this app a lot. I agree with the few minor things that could be adjusted that others have mentioned before me.